Recently I bought the book perfect square by Michael Hall. It is the story of a square who was perfectly happy, but throughout the week things start happening to him – he is shattered, crumpled, torn, etc., but each time the square turns lemons into lemonade and transforms himself into something wonderful. I loved this book. I bought it because we are teaching a unit on geometry this year, but when I read it, I realized there was so much to this very simple story. It’s a story about overcoming obstacles, turning bad situations around, persistence and so much more! I loved all the art and things the square turned himself into so much that I made my own versions which then led to creating a unit integrating art, math and literature using this one simple book.
The images on the front of the unit are the pictures I created from the book.
This unit contains:
- How many shapes can you find? activity page
- Vocabulary cards for word sorts
- Comprehension question cards
- Cause and effect graphic organizer
- Sequencing cards
- Templates to make the squares for each day of the week
- Template for creating your own square
Click on the book to download a FREE copy! I hope you enjoy using this unit with your students. Also look below for a YouTube video which is great to use with this unit!